Angels Among Us

ran my first marathon a couple of years ago in Calgary.   I chose Calgary for my first marathon because I grew up there. I didn’t want to be worrying about where was I and where was I supposed to be going.   My knowledge of the city took my disability out of the equation.   I could run on my own and feel good and safe about doing it.

Angels Among Us Podcast
I started the marathon with my good friends the Botts..   They are a very cool couple.   That day they had jets and after about seven or eight miles they went on their way.    I ran on my own for about three miles then i came across a lady, Christine.  We ran together for a while talking and we encountered another lady; oddly enough her name was also, Christine.   So the two Christine’s and I ran together for a number of miles.    It’s amazing how much better you feel running with someone else.   We were like a flock of ducks encouraging each other along the course.   Talking when you running is like quacking for ducks when ducks are flying. One of the Christine’s found she had jets and she was on her way and I finished the race with the second Christine.   Made the world of difference for me.

I started my career with Microsoft in Calgary and one of my team mates was moving to Calgary from Vancouver.   He had volunteered to support the marathon.   I’m not sure I can describe what it meant to me but Craig ran a mile with me during the final stages of the marathon.    Craig’s gesture left and impression and it is something I will never forget.

It’s absolutely amazing to me how when we are open to it.   Angels will help us out make our day and help us make things happen, all with no expectation of payback or reciprocity.   Every day I encounter people who make sure I don’t get run over, don’t run into a poll, don’t get lost, help me order lunch, make me smile, help me get my job done.   The two ladies who helped disentangle myself from my bicycle after a nasty accident and make sure I was O.K…   The person who bought me lunch because I forgot my money at home.   Or the person who bought coffee for my kids and I because the establishment was cash only.  My aunt and uncle and all their generosity with the only expectation that I give to someone else.   Complete the circle and share with others what you have received from me.   It supports what I believe that we are all tasked with being angels from time to time.   It’s wonderful to know how much support we have when we are open to it.

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Kyle has ocular albinism and has been legally blind since birth. Kyle leads a very active live and is besides his professional career involved in many projects for persons who are different.

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